Twitter reactions after Dale Steyn announces retirement | Dale Steyn announces retirement: Fans, players and pundits react on Twitter
All good things come to an end, even though we don’t want them to. The legendary Dale Steyn, South Africa’s highest-ever Test wicket-taker announced his retirement from cricket on Tuesday, with millions reminiscing on his brilliance throughout a glorious career.
Such was Steyn’s impact that it was not only South African supporters paying tribute to a magnificent cricketing journey. Fans and players from across the globe – including the magnificent James Anderson – took time to commend such a true legend of the game. Others including AB de Villiers and Pat Cummins also sent messages of congratulations to Steyn.
Steyn finishes with 699 international wickets, including 439 in Tests. He goes down as one of the greatest ever fast bowlers, boasting a strike rate of 42.30 in Tests, including a scarcely believable 42.90 in 22 Tests in Asia.
The kind of numbers most pace bowlers can only dream of.
Twitter reactions as Dale Steyn announces retirement from cricket
Steyn took to social media to announce his decision to retire from cricket. “It’s been 20 years of training, matches, travel, wins, losses, strapped feet, jet lag, joy, and brotherhood,” Steyn’s statement read.
“There are too many memories to tell. Too many faces to thank.”
“Today I officially retire from the game I love the most. Bitter sweet but grateful.”
“Thank you to everyone, from family to teammates, journalists to fans, it’s been an incredible journey together.”